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9/11: #KEM REMEMBERING THE FALLEN

Join #KEM to take a moment remembering all the fallen and the strength and unity that followed 16 years ago today on this anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

A memorial flag is illuminated near where American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001 in D.C.

World Trade Center: American Airlines Flight 11 struck the northern tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46 a.m. United Flight 175 struck the southern tower of the World Trade Center at 9:03 a.m. – About 2,570 people died in the World Trade Center and the surrounding area, including 400 emergency responders.

Pentagon: At 9:37 a.m., American Airlines Flight 77 struck the Pentagon – A total of 184 passengers and Department of Defense personnel were killed.

Shanksville, Pennsylvania: United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in a field at 10:03 a.m. – The 44 passengers of this flight were killed.

#NeverForget #PatriotDay #FreedomisNotFree

This is For All our #KEM 2,000+ Facebook Fans – Thank You!

As the KEM team approaches its 3rd year being active in the social media community, we would like to thank you for engaging with us in our online journey.

Recently, our Facebook page has surpassed 2,000 likes, a milestone for which we want to express our appreciation to all of you that read our content, as well as our blogs that we maintain across our social media. We will continue to document our journey as a team and we value our virtual supporters both locally and across the world!

KEM also wants to recognize a key member of our communication’s team, Will Vith.   We thank Will for his hard work and creative spirit in our digital space helping KEM share our story and execute our mission.

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Flag Day 2017: #KEM Honors our American Flag, a Symbol of Freedom and Sacrifice

On this Flag Day, KEM celebrates the history of the Stars and Stripes by remembering all it represents:

Our Fighting Spirit, The American Way, and Those Who Paid the Ultimate Sacrifice for Our Country.

As KEM executes our mission to support the warfighter and strong national defense by creating tailored, high performance strategic solutions, we pay our respects to all the fallen that have had their caskets covered by our country’s flag as they come home from war, and we remember the oath our flag represents sworn by Americans to uphold the constitution.

In honor of the #ArmyBDay and Flag Day

This We'll Defend.

Posted by U.S. Army on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Click here for proper etiquette reminders for handling the American Flag.

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#KEM Remembers the Heroes Who Served and Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice: Memorial Day 2017

On Memorial Day 2017, KEM remembers and honors the heroes who have fallen and given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.  Freedom is Never Free

#GratefulNation

Honor Them

Today, we honor the heroes who served and gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. #MemorialDay #HonorThem #GratefulNation

Posted by U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) on Monday, May 29, 2017

Featured Image and Video Source: Defense.gov

Ken Miller Honored as 2017 Distinguished Fellow – Mississippi State University, Bagley College of Engineering

Mississippi State University’s Bagley College of Engineering honored 10 alumni for their accomplishments and commitment to the field of engineering at the 2017 Distinguished Fellows banquet on March 30.

KEM and Associates extends a well deserved congratulations to our CEO, Ken Miller, for earning and receiving the 2017 Distinguished Fellow Award.

“I am grateful to have attended and graduated from this great University and Aerospace Engineering Program.  I am honored and humbled to be recognized with these other fine alumni by the University that gave me a solid foundation in preparing me for my professional journey in Aerospace and Defense.  This award would not be possible without the many great people – my family, friends, teachers, colleagues and mentors – that have helped shaped my life.  Thank You”.   Ken Miller, CEO KEM and Associates LLC

The Distinguished Fellows program began in 1991 when 100 alumni were honored to celebrate the college’s 100th anniversary. Now, each spring, new alumni fellows are selected to recognize not only their great commitment to the engineering field, but also to represent the best and brightest that Bagley College has to offer.

Kenneth Miller

Miller is currently serving as the president and CEO of KEM and Associates. Prior to starting that venture, he spent more than 30 years in the military, first with the U.S. Navy and then with the Air Force. He won the Nathanial Stinson Award in 2003 and twice received the Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award. He is a member of both the Air Force Association and the Navy League.

Charles Bridges

Bridges has enjoyed a successful career as an engineer for General Electric. He spent more than 13 years in a variety of positions with GE Nuclear Energy before moving on to a customer quality manager role with GE Energy in 2003. Since 2006, he’s been the product line leader for large motors with GE Hitcahi Nuclear Energy Americas. In the community, he also was involved with Habitat for Humanity and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Walter Dowdle

Dowdle got his start as a reservoir engineer and well log analyst with Chevron Oil. Since then, he has served as a vice president at both Intercomp Resource Development and Engineering and at Galactica Enhanced Oil Recovery Corporation. He served as president of Dowdle, Fairchild and Ancell before starting and serving as president of Dowdle and Associates. He has also been active with the civil air patrol as part of the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary.

Larry East, Jr.

East is currently the vice president of global engineering at Albermarle Corporation. He has previously served as general manager of Stone and Webster and was the recipient of the American Chemical Society “Heroes of Chemistry” award. He is a member of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Advisory Board while also serving on the board of directors of the South Louisiana chapter of Teach for America.

Jerome Gilbert

Gilbert is undoubtedly a familiar face among MSU faculty, staff, students, and alumni as he spent much of his career as a bulldog. He began his career at Mississippi State as an associate professor in agricultural and biological engineering in 1988 and served as department head in that department from 1996-2004. He was named associate provost in 2004 before becoming provost and executive vice president in 2010. Unfortunately, he left MSU last year and is now the president at Marshall University. He is also a fellow of both the Institute of Biological Engineering and the American Institute for Medical and Biological engineering.

Jeffrey Herren

Herren is the current CEO of Herren Associates, which was named as one of INC Magazine’s 500 fastest growing private companies and as one of the 50 fastest growing companies by the Washington Business Journal. He is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and has been involved with the Association of the United States Army and the U.S. Naval Institute. He was also the recipient of the inaugural GovStar Award by Smart CEO Magazine.

Elliott Will Henry Johnson

After receiving his Bacehlor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Johnson immediately took advantage of the Mississippi State co-op program to earn his first job out of college with Eastman Chemical. While there, he received a U.S. patent for a scrubber system that is designed to eliminate hydrocarbon emissions to the atmosphere. In 1998, he moved to Chevron Chemical and has had a variety of roles there, most recently being promoted to plant manager at Chevron Phillips’ Plant in Orange, Texas. He is also active in the community as a board member of the United Way in Orange County, Texas.

Ronnie Martin

Martin spent more than 30 years of his career with Texaco Exploration and Production, rising to serve as vice president. Since 2002, he has been the senior managing director at FTI Consulting where he created the firm’s oil and gas litigation practice. He is a member of the mechanical engineering advisory board and an advisory board member at the Institute of Energy Law. He also won the Minerals Management Service’s Corporate Leadership Award.

 

Huey Jiun Ngo

Ngo first started his professional career at SkyTel after earning both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree at Mississippi State in electrical engineering. While at SkyTel, he won the Ovation Leadership Award and the Circle of Excellence Award. In 2006, he moved to Bomgar Corporation where he is serving as the executive vice president of products and services. He is the recipient of several patents and has been published in the areas of telemetry, telematics, secure access and management. He is also a member of the electrical and computer engineering advisory board.

Ginger Ricchetti

Ricchetti is currently serving as the director of application development at Regions Bank, where she has worked for the past 20 years. Prior to joining Regions, she was an application development manager at Bank of America. She is a member of the computer science and engineering advisory board and has also been active with Habitat for Humanity and Children’s Hospital.

The Bagley College of Engineering is online at bagley.msstate.edu. Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram by searching for @msuengineering.

Group Photo: The 2017 Bagley College of Engineering Distinguished Fellows Walter Dowdle (from left), Ronnie Martin, Huey Ngo, Larry East Jr., Jeffrey Herren, Jerome Gilbert, Ginger Ricchetti, Charles Bridges, Elliott Johnson. Pictured Separately: Kenneth Miller

Join #KEM to Support our Service Men, Women, Veterans & their Families Around the World this Holiday Season

A sailor dressed as Santa Claus gives the signal to launch a T-45C Goshawk from on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington in the Atlantic Ocean, Dec. 10, 2016.

#KEM is grateful to come together this holiday season to support the warfighter and their families.  In the true holiday spirit of giving, please join #KEM in supporting our active troops, veterans and their families with amazing organizations such as these: DAV, Armed Services YMCA & USO

 

KEM VALUE:  CHARITABLE AND TRANSFORMING COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

 

DAV

 Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

DAV is the most long-lasting veterans advocacy and assistance group in this country.  Dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.  Join #KEM, Donate to DAV Here Now

 

 

Armed Services YMCA

Armed Services YMCA

Armed Services YMCA is a top-rated military nonprofit designed to make military life easier.  Provide hands-on, specialized programs to military and their families.  Join #KEM, Donate to Armed Services YMCA Here Now

USO   

Christmas Decorations Border with Text Happy HolidaysUSO

Millions of times each year at hundreds of locations around the world, the USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families.  USO has an extensive range of programs at more than 160 locations in 27 states and 14 countries, and hundreds of entertainment events each year.  Join #KEM, Donate to USO Here Now

Do you know @KEMllc? Stay Connected All Year Long by following us HERE.

 

Santa’s Signal & Remembrance Wreaths Photo(s) Source: defense.gov

#HonorThem: Thank You from #KEM to all our Veterans and their Families, Veterans Day 2016

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Today and every day, #KEM thanks all those who have bravely and selflessly served our country. 

We will never forget your sacrifices.

#HonorThem #SomeGaveAll

On this day we observe Veterans Day to honor all the men and women who’ve served our country in uniform. The veterans from generations past and the new generation of veterans home and at war. We just want to say thank you for serving your country! (Source: Source: U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) @DeptofDefense)

Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivers his thoughts and well-wishes on Veterans Day.

Join #KEM & Gary Sinise Foundation this 4th of July to Support our Warfighters, Veterans & their Families

#KEM is grateful to support the Gary Sinise Foundation this #4thofJuly to honor our warfighters, veterans, and their families.  As we head into this 4th of July Weekend, THANK YOU to all our Armed Services, Veterans & their families who do so much everyday to defend our nation and our freedom!

KEM VALUE:  CHARITABLE AND TRANSFORMING COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Please join #KEM in supporting our armed services, veterans, and their families by supporting the @GarySiniseFoundation which serves our Nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities.  

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A happy and safe 4th of July 2016 to you and your family from the KEM Team!  

DID YOU KNOW THAT? Interesting Fourth of July Facts  

  • Unofficially, the United States’ Independence Day is July 2 — when the Second Continental Congress made the unanimous decision to break from England. However, the actual Declaration of Independence wasn’t approved and adopted until July 4, when the Liberty Bell was rung in Philadelphia. The document also didn’t become official until Aug. 2, 1776, when most congressional delegates finally signed it.
  • It’s often thought that July 4 kicked off the fight for independence, but the Revolutionary War actually began more than a year before that on April 19, 1775, when the first shots were fired at Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts. That was one day after the legendary ride of Paul Revere.
  • John Adams and Thomas Jefferson — both signers of the Declaration of Independence who later became president — died on July 4, 1826, within hours of each other.
  • On July 4, 1776, there were an estimated 2.5 million people living in America. On July 4, 2014, there were about 318.4 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
  • Census Bureau stats also show that $203.6 million worth of fireworks — a huge part of Independence Day celebrations — were imported to the U.S. from China in 2013. That same year, $4 million worth of American flags were imported; $3.9 million of them came from China.

(SOURCE: http://www.dodlive.mil/ and Defense.gov)

#KEM Proud to Sponsor Mississippi State University #BAW16 VIP Reception

#KEM is honored to sponsor the Mississippi State University Black Alumni Weekend VIP Reception and celebrate 50 years of inclusion at the Mill Conference Center in Starkville, Mississippi on Saturday March 5th, 2016.  

MSU VIP Invite

Our founder and CEO, Ken Miller, is grateful for all the opportunities his efforts in the esteemed Aerospace Engineering Program at the Mississippi State University has afforded him as he served over 35 years in the U.S. Government and now runs our recognized global Defense and Aerospace consulting practice.

In commemoration of 50th anniversary of Dr. Richard E. Holmes becoming the first African American student to enroll at Mississippi State University the Black Alumni Weekend (#BAW16) planning committee, in conjunction with the MSU National Alumni Association, held the official 2016 Mississippi State University Black Alumni Weekend on March 3rd to 6th, 2016.

Thank you to the #BAW16 planning committee for including #KEM in this successful and meaningful gala!

 

#KEM Well Positioned for Future: 2016 Message from President & Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from the KEM and Associates’ Team!  May the new year bring you good health, joy & prosperity.

The start of the new year is an occasion for #KEM to reflect back on our accomplishments and gratitude for our partners, the warfighter & our opportunities to serve in 2015 plus our continued resolve to our mission and growth in 2016.  #KEM Message from President 2016

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